7th March, 2014

BHEST is pleased to announce the appointment of Sir David Metcalf CBE to its board of Trustees. More

23rd January, 2014

It was a thrilling day for pupils from Risedale Sports and Community College, North Yorkshire, earlier this week when… More

9th January, 2014

The British Horseracing Education and Standards Trust (BHEST) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Adam as Trustee and… More

5th December, 2013

Racing to School hosted the finals of the 2013 Count Me In! Challenge at Bangor-on-Dee racecourse on Saturday 30th November.… More

19th November, 2013

Ollie McPhail, BHEST’s Lead Education Officer for the British Horseracing Education and Standards Trust (BHEST) Racing to School initiative and… More

15th November, 2013

Children from Ysgol Sant Dunawd  got a wonderful surprise on top of the excitement of their… More

BHEST launches Racing Heritage initiative

15th May, 2014

As part of its Racing to School education programme, BHEST has developed Racing Heritage, a new initiative part funded by the British Horseracing Grant Scheme, designed to introduce local schoolchildren to horseracing and its importance to our nation’s cultural heritage; to broaden their understanding of the industry’s importance to the local and national economy and to demonstrate the wide variety of local employment possibilities the industry offers.

In developing the programme of activities for the Racing Heritage initiative BHEST worked in partnership with the National Horseracing Museum, the British Racing School, Newmarket Racecourse and the National Stud, to enable local schoolchildren to access some of the most important and unique racing industry venues in Newmarket.

During the two day programme of educational activities the children learn about the history and origins of horseracing, the emergence of the thoroughbred, its breeding and selection, the day to day care and training of racehorses, and the opportunities racing offers both as a spectator sport or as a future career.

Harry, from Ditton Lodge Primary School and one of the first children to take part in Racing Heritage said:  

‘I really enjoyed today and loved seeing the horses and I now want to be a jockey or work with horses. I will try and start horse riding lessons’

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